Students' Union United Way barbecue organized for Nov. 8
All faculty and staff are invited to support the United Way at the Students’ Union barbecue in the central courtyard on November 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds go to the United Way -- UBC's official charitable partner.
Fundraising at UBC Okanagan directly contributes to helping thousands people through United Way-funded organizations in our region. Consider supporting this year through a payroll e-pledge in any amount. Visit the UBC Okanagan e-pledge page to give or give again this year.
UBC International student Chin-Wen Chong from Singapore spends some quality time with Dobey, a 2.5-year-old rescue horse from the Cheeky Ranch in Pemberton. HorseSense is one of 64 Thrive events taking place this Week.
Reminder: #LetsThriveUBC all this week
This year's Thrive Week is currently in full swing and organizers are reminding everyone to take the time to build positive mental health for yourself and others at UBC.
Campus Alumni Luncheon winter picnic organized for Nov. 28
UBC alumni who are working on campus are in for a cozy winter picnic on November 28. Don't worry it will be indoors and feature food, festivities and s'more(s).
Wine Survivor debuts Nov. 20
Have some fun while supporting this year's United Way campaign
The Ceremonies and Events office is seeking 30 players for a game of Wine Survivor. Instead of enduring harsh weather and physical challenges, all you have to do is pledge to this year's UBC United Way Campaign and donate a bottle of wine to the game.
Forge alliances, and outlast your colleagues to win!
Reminder: Book your invigilated final exams by Nov. 10
The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) would like to remind all faculty members that it is time to provide their final exam information.
For professors, instructors, lab managers and sessional instructors with DRC students in their courses, a Faculty Exam Information Form must completed for each exam by November 10. The DRC thanks you for the support you provide to your students.
Wesley Zandberg, assistant professor of chemistry, and his PhD student Matthew Noestheden, worked in collaboration with several local vineyards and a Kelowna-based analytical company Supra Research and Development.
New, highly accurate test offers results in hours rather than in days
Wine producers and grape growers have a new, powerful tool at their disposal to help manage the impact of grapes exposed to smoke from forest fires.
Researchers from the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences have devised a new analytical test to precisely and accurately measure the amount of volatile phenols that are present in the fruit prior to wine production.
Explore UBC Okanagan's research on mental health resiliency
Panel showcases unique work underway that examines mindfulness, wellness
Every fall UBC's Okanagan campus hosts Thrive, a weeklong series of events for the university community focused on building positive mental health for everyone. This year Thrive moves off campus to Kelowna's downtown Rotary Centre for the Arts.
Explore the labs, talk with professors, discover the opportunities
The campus community is invited to learn about the many educational programs and opportunities available within the School of Engineering by visiting the school's second annual Community Open House on Saturday.
Small Steps for Big Changes
Health and Exercise Sciences Associate Professor Mary Jung brings her research from UBC to the Downtown YMCA to help people at risk or suffering from pre-diabetes.
Chronic Disease Prevention Program
The Southern Medical Program's Chronic Disease Prevention Program is aimed at progressing the international research front in the prevention and management of chronic diseases.